Category Archives: Meat

Italian Sausage and Vegetable Bake

As you can imagine, my taste testers get quite the workout during Farmers’ Feast weeks. Day after day, they wait patiently for their first bites of new dishes inspired by seasonal, local foods from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Their opinions … Continue reading

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Belgian-style Elk Stew

I first tasted traditional Belgian stew (sometimes called Carbonade Flamande), as a teen on a trip to Europe. The sweet-sour flavour combined with the tenderness of the meat made it an unforgettable dish for me. It’s a great make-ahead recipe … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes

A surplus of ripe cherry tomatoes in my tiny urban garden was the inspiration for this recipe. I’ve resorted to only growing cherry tomatoes as the squirrels in my neighbourhood are stealthy and hungry. Watching a full-sized tomato slowly ripen, … Continue reading

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Lean and Lovely Sloppy Joes

I don’t know about you, but I’m really not a fan of ketchup, except with burgers, hot dogs or French fries. Its overly-sweet taste seems to overwhelm anything to which it’s added and in addition to all that sugar, I … Continue reading

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Braised Beet and Cabbage Salad

It’s funny how some dishes can pop into your head, even when they are completely out of season. I mention this because when I spied tender young beets from The Beet Box and a perky head of Napa cabbage from … Continue reading

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Tourtière Tarts

Tourtière pops up frequently on lists of quintessential Canadian foods. While we often tend to associate this meat pie with winter feasts, especially over the Christmas season, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying the sweet-savoury flavours of tourtière any time … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

I just cannot get enough of juicy, ripe local strawberries. While we are now fortunate to be able to enjoy them all summer long thanks to everbearing plants, there is something irresistible about the first crop in June. I’ve been … Continue reading

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